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[11/1/2013] MLB News and Notes

by on Nov.01, 2013 @ 10:16 pm, under MLB

Koji Uehara joined Tadahito Iguchi, So Taguchi, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, and Hideki Matsui as the only six Japanese players in NPB history to win both a Nippon Series and World Series.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2013

Uehara donted his cleats to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Source: official announcement via Nikkan Sports 11/1/2013, WKTV 10/31/2013


Of the 147 players that attained free agency on October 31, two were Japanese players: Hiroki Kuroda and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2013


The MLB and NPB could agree to details on a new posting agreement some time early next week. The two leagues are expected to make a worldwide announcement.

Source: Sponichi 11/1/2013

2 comments on “[11/1/2013] MLB News and Notes

  1. NPB Card Guy

    Those are the only six Japanese NPB players who have won both a Nippon Series and a World Series. Dan Gladden, Jim Lefebvre, Johnny Logan, Gary Thomasson and Roy White have also won both.

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